The wingless wonder Peugeot hopes will restore it to Le Mans glory
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The wingless wonder Peugeot hopes will restore it to Le Mans glory

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Peugeot went radical with the initial plan for its Le Mans Hypercar project, and then stuck to its guns. Here’s how things are shaping up a few weeks before the debut of the 9X8 in next month's Monza World Endurance Championship round

Peugeot made a big splash back in July 2021 when it revealed the initial images of the car that will take it back to the pinnacle of sportscar racing for the first time since 2011. And the cynics argued that showing a car without a conventional rear wing was an attempt to achieve just that. It would never race like that, they shouted.

Ten months on, the new 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar that will carry Peugeot’s hopes in the World Endurance Championship has been launched, is close to being homologated, has a date set for its debut in July… and there’s no rear wing. 

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